Pershing Yachts for Sale
Based in Mondolfo, Italy, yacht builder Pershing builds high performance composite motor yachts from 46 to 115 feet (14m to 35m) that are equipped with advanced propulsion systems. The shipyard was established by Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori in 1981 as Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico. Pershing is now owned by the major Italian boat-building company, Ferretti Group and now has an extensive dealer network all across the globe.
Pershing also specialises in advanced yacht design and technology, facilitated by the builder’s high-tech 53,000-square foot shipyard in Mondolfo. The company’s ethos is to always be a point of reference and an ambassador of beauty and Italian style. Pershing works with quality partners such as Poltrona Frau for the leather interior furnishings amongst others, which means that yacht owners are offered very high levels of personalisation.
Many of the historic design choices arose from the yard’s desire to be always ahead of the times. The increasingly streamlined shapes of the hulls have led the way and inspired many competitors. Plus, it is fair to say, that the large monolithic glazing with their innovative curvatures – in particular the rounded side windows and rounded single-piece windscreen – have defined a style within the industry.
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History of pershing Yachts
The history of Pershing began in 1981, when the company was founded by Italian entrepreneurs Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori, who established the shipyard as Cantiere Navale dell’Adriatico.
In 1985, the founders collaborated with yacht designer Fulvio De Simone on their first performance luxury motor yacht model; the Pershing 45. This 45-foot (13.17m) fast motor yacht launched the Pershing luxury yacht range, which was named after the Pershing missile to denote its high performance design concept.
Pershing joined the Ferretti Group in 1998 and the size of their luxury performance yachts continued to grow. In 2012, the Chinese heavy industry group – Weichai Group – acquired a 75-percent share in the Ferretti Group, including Pershing.
Pershing has introduced numerous innovations, of which there are several examples.
A significant innovation was the hydraulic gangway they developed in collaboration with Besenzoni, and then adopted for the entire Pershing fleet. Another hydraulic innovation were the carbon fiber stairs used to gain access to the sundeck which were introduced on the Pershing 74, and 82. Electro-hydraulically controlled, these stairs automatically descend into the cockpit, and they disappear upwards when stowed away to leave the cockpit clear.
To optimize space, both inside and out, Pershing created a clever glass door to separate the cockpit and lounge. Folding away in a downward movement, it allows the exterior and interior of the yacht to be united, creating a single large living area extending from the wheelhouse to the aft sundeck.
A technical and yet environmentally-conscious innovation is evidenced in the build craftsmanship, which uses a vacuum infusion lamination system to construct the fiberglass hull, deck and superstructure – a solution that increases the strength and quality and guarantees minimum environmental impact.
Pershing specialises in manufacturing stylish, high performance motor yachts and superyachts equipped with advanced propulsion systems.
The pershing collection
The Pershing 45 was the first yacht to be launched in 1985 and named after the Pershing missile to denote its high performance design concept. Tilli Antonelli, Fausto Filippetti and Giuliano Onori worked together with yacht designer Fulvio De Simone to create this 45-foot (13.17m) performance luxury motor yacht model.
Following that, a sequence of hulls were launched between 2005 and 2013.The Pershing 115 superyacht (35.3m), designed by Fulvio De Simone in collaboration with Advanced Yacht Technology and the Ferretti Group engineering team, became the flagship of the shipyard’s fleet. The Pershing 115 motor yacht has a top speed of 38 knots with twin 7,400-hp MTU diesel engines. When an aviation gas turbine is added to the propulsion package, the maximum speed of the Pershing 115 performance yacht increases to 52 knots. The 115 features four cabins, including a large full-beam owner’s stateroom, and can accommodate up to nine guests and five crew.
In January 2020, Ferretti Group presented the new Pershing 7X to the European market at Boot Dusseldorf. With an increasing number of orders being taken by the company, Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, spoke at the show about the €200 million invested in the last four years, which had generated 90% of 2018 revenues. The new Pershing 7X extends the brand’s current range into the market segment above 65 feet (20m). Produced in carbon fiber, it adds important aesthetic innovations to the typical Pershing styles, without sacrificing high technology and high performance.